St. Petersburg Times
Special report
Video report
  • For their own good
    Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
  • More video reports
Multimedia report
Print Email this storyEmail story Comment Email editor
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
Your name Your email
Friend's name Friend's email
Your message

1929: Woolworth plans to remodel Goza & Randell

Published March 25, 2007


MARCH 29, 1929

CLEARWATER - The F.W. Woolworth company, operators of chain stores throughout the country, have signed a 20-year lease for the store now occupied by Goza & Randell at 519 Cleveland St.

The Woolworth Company will change the entire front of the two-story building, which is owned by L. Anderson Smith, and remodel the interior.

Blueprints for the contemplated alterations show what will amount to a new store inside the old structure, to be built at an estimated cost of $20,000. An engineer employed by the Woolworth company will arrive in Clearwater this week to handle the operation.

The lease for the new Woolworth store starts June 1 of this year and was signed a few days ago for total consideration of more than $100,000. Paul Randolph, of the real estate and insurance firm of Randolph, Price & Ricker, had been working on the deal for months.

He stated this morning that he could feel a stimulation in real estate in middle Pinellas recently. The Randolph, Price & Ricker firm sold a fairly large orange grove last week and have inquiries about several more.

MARCH 31, 1928

Poultry show drawing crowds

CLEARWATER - The Pinellas Poultry Producers' show, put on in the store next to the West Coast Hardware Company, and practically sponsored by that progressive concern, was attracting great numbers of interested people to the display of eggs, hens and equipment for egg production.

Secretary A.L. Roulo of the poultrymen's association, explained that the exhibit is designed to show the quality of the products produced by association members. Poultry and eggs produced by those in the association have been placed beside the ordinary products for purpose of comparison. Each egg is individually stamped, and this stamp carries a guarantee that the egg must be perfect in every way. If not, the customer is given a dozen good eggs for each bad egg found in association-packed boxes or crates.

The poultry show will be repeated in Tarpon Springs and St. Petersburg, Roulo stated this morning.

MARCH 24, 1930

Elks' final dance of winter nears

CLEARWATER - The final dance of the winter season will be held on the roof garden of the Fort Harrison Hotel on Friday evening next by the Clearwater Elks Lodge, it was announced today. The proceeds will be devoted to the charity fund of the lodge, as has been done in the past.

The Harrisonians, the popular Fort Harrison orchestra, will provide the music for the occasion, and there is to be a special program of entertainment features.

MARCH 20, 1930

Talk on gangsters at court house

CLEARWATER - The county court room in the west wing of the court house will be the scene of a special open forum meeting tomorrow night, according to Mrs. C. Bainbridge Fitzpatrick, director.

Paul Hutchinson will talk on "Cities and the Gangsters."


North Pinellas History is compiled by Clearwater Times staff writer Theresa Blackwell. She can be reached at 727 445-4170 or

looking back

Headlines through the years

A look back at the events, people and places that made North Pinellas the unique place that it is. The information is compiled from past editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

[Last modified March 24, 2007, 20:37:57]

Share your thoughts on this story

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Subscribe to the Times
Click here for daily delivery
of the St. Petersburg Times.

Email Newsletters